Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Movie Review "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "My Life in Ruins"

Yeah, it's been almost a week since I saw these, but I'll try to review them.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," with everyone from all of the other Harry Potter movies

This movie's plot is a lot simpler than the other ones. The plot is "ooooh, even wizards have girl trouble and Dumbledore dies." Yeah. He dies. But since it's been half a decade since the book came out (I think), it's not that shocking. It's kind of funny in some parts, actually. There are moments that will make you crack up. But the best parts of the book are the worst parts of the movie. But if you're not a big-time Harry Potter fan, it won't be that painful. The plot also involves looking at memories about the series' main villain, Voldemort (who appears for about two seconds in the movie). Boring stuff, obviously made to look like a horror movie. It's boring. Almost all of it is.


"My Life in Ruins," starring that woman from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" in Greece. That is the whole movie. Woman has no life, finds perfect male on first try. But while the Big Fat Greek Wedding is actually funny, probably one of the best rom-coms out there (and since 99% of rom-coms sucks, when I like one, that's good). But take that, take everything good out of it, and you have this. The main character is a woman tour guide. She's an American Greek living in Greece. She has no life. Damn it. She constantly bitches about this, talking to her bearded bus driver about "how she hasn't had sex in forever" (that is not an actual quote). Then she takes her "last tour" with an eccentric group of people, and BOOM, suddenly she has everything.

Again, Big Fat Greek Wedding got away with this really good. This one doesn't. One scene in it is the one I remember the most, and the one that proves that either the woman who made this (also the main actress) has ran out of ideas or she forgot how to make things funny. Her, the bus driver, and her tour group are on a crappy bus driving, and her character introduces the bus driver. He says he wants the tour to know his nickname, and he says into the microphone she puts in front of his face, "Poopi." Later on, he announces that his last name is "Kakas." Both times, the tour laughs their heads off.

So Poopi Kakas the bus driver is actually the romantice interest. Wow, that's funny. And this movie really isn't going to be for anyone but fans of Big fat Greek Wedding. This one is more like Big Fat Greek Who Gives A Crap. Sounded stupid, yeah, but that's what this movie is.

Score: 4/10

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